Super Bowl LI:Atlanta Falcons vs.
New England PatriotsJanuary 31, 2017 by Marc Jerbs

On Sunday, February 5, the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas will host the Super Bowl LI. The race for the Lombardi Trophy is on as the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons goes up against the AFC champion New England Patriots. Kick-off is set at 6:30PM ET.

Only two teams remain after 266 games but only one team will go home as Super Bowl LI champions. The Atlanta Falcons led by the resurrection of QB Matt Ryan will go for the franchise's 1st Lombardi Trophy. QB Matt Ryan has led the offensive onslaught of Atlanta this season as they led the league with 58 offensive touchdowns this season. This is the 2nd Super Bowl appearance of the Atlanta Falcons since 1998.

The AFC's perennial champion New England Patriots will have its 7th Super Bowl appearance in 16 years. QB Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick will try to add their 5th Super Bowl title to their legacy. The Patriots stingy defense could be tested anew with the Falcons' potent offense. The Patriots core of players has ice in their veins in terms of Super Bowl pressure. The Falcons are the new in this type of atmosphere, they better be ready or else they may go home empty-handed.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the New England Patriots as a 3.5-point favorite to beat the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl LI on Sunday night.